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Shut off pause

Shut off pause

| August 9, 2014

By Shea Howell Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—On July 21, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced a moratorium on water shut offs for 15 days. This announcement came after widespread outrage over their policy of aggressively shutting off the water to people who cannot afford to pay their bills. Mounting […]

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No mercy: Police put banned chokehold on pregnant woman

No mercy: Police put banned chokehold on pregnant woman

| August 8, 2014

Woman choked over barbecuing onsidewalk By Jeremy Pasker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News NEW YORK—The black community is in an uproar after a video surfaced showing a seven-months pregnant woman being held in an apparent chokehold by an NYPD officer. The Police Department said her family was grilling on the […]

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Providence MBC to host Men and Women’s Day

Providence MBC to host Men and Women’s Day

| August 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 231 Holton Ave., where the Rev. Mckissack Richmond III, is pastor, is scheduled to celebrate their 5th Men and Women’s Day at  11 a.m., Sunday Aug. 10. The scheduled guest speakers are Elder Dee McKinley of New Joshua and Brother John L. Ellis of Providence MBC. The public is invited. […]

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Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

| August 7, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– white boys” who thought they knew everything.  Obviously, they didn’t because Mondale lost the general election by a large margin to Ronald Reagan. Knowing that in a president’s second-term, […]

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The GOP: Chaos is their goal

The GOP: Chaos is their goal

| August 7, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Three events occurred in the tight confines of Capitol Hill last week that underscore the Republican Party’s extraordinary institutional decline and its responsibility for the Congress’ fully deserving its “do-nothing” label. First, early in the week, all but seven Republicans in the GOP—controlled House of Representatives voted to give […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 6-12 Edition

| August 6, 2014

Motorcyclist critically injured in downtown accident FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:05 p.m., July 28, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Van Buren and Jefferson on the report of a passenger car and motorcycle accident. On arrival, officers observed a male adult down on the northeast corner of the intersection unconscious. The male, operator of […]

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Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

| August 6, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic This much-awaited bio-film, “Get On Up,” tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, […]

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United Way of Allen County announces Preschool Pilot Program

| August 6, 2014

One of five Indiana counties chosen to help increase kindergarten readiness FORT WAYNE–United Way of Allen County announced that Allen County is one of the five Indiana counties chosen to participate in the Preschool Pilot Program created by the 2014 Indiana General Assembly. The program is scheduled to begin in 2015 and seeks to increase […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

| August 6, 2014

Truman Foster, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Born Nov. 9, 1948, in Newbern, Ala., he was a son of the late Henry and Louise McQueen Foster. He attended school in Newbern. Truman moved to Mobile, Ala. where he made his home for many years and made many friends. He decided […]

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Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions

| August 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In a major move recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply the guidelines retroactively. Consequently,  more than 46,000 currently incarcerated drug offenders—73 percent of whom are black or Latino—will now be eligible for a reduction in their sentences. […]

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